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New EU rules make household appliances more energy efficient and sustainable

08 October 2019
In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and reduce energy bills for European consumers, the Commission adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and televisions. Improving the eco-design of products contributes to…

Green for Growth Fund gets additional €25 million for energy projects

07 October 2019
The Development Bank of Austria (Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank AG – OeEB) has increased their investment with the Green for Growth Fund (GGF), of which the EU is a donor, by providing an additional €25 million in senior shares. This will help the fund continue to develop renewable energy…

Energy efficiency first: accelerating towards a target of 32.5% by 2030

27 September 2019
Putting energy efficiency first is a key objective of the EU, as energy savings are the easiest way to save money for consumers and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The EU has set binding targets of reducing our energy consumption through improvements in energy efficiency by 2030 by at least 32.…
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EU4Energy supports development of National Energy Efficiency Action Plan of Azerbaijan

24 September 2019
The first meeting of Azerbaijan’s inter-ministerial working group on the development of a National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) was held in Baku on 19 September. The meeting was organised jointly with the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan within the framework of the EU4Energy Governance…
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Winners of #EU4Energy Babushka competition announced

24 September 2019
The #EU4Energy Babushka competition on energy efficiency ran from 11th to 19th September. Over the course of a week, the #EU4Energy Babushka posed a series of questions about saving energy and money by being more energy efficient. Participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and…
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High-level policy talk on coal regions takes place in Warsaw

19 September 2019
A high-level policy talk on the subject of “Coal Regions in Transition and the Energy Community” took place on 13 September in Natolin, Warsaw. The event was co-organised by the European Commission, World Bank, Energy Community Secretariat (with the support of the EU4Energy Governance project)…

Energy Community Secretariat workshop highlights lack of regional cooperation on cybersecurity

19 September 2019
The Energy Community Secretariat hosted a workshop on cybersecurity in the energy sector in Vienna on 17 September 2019. The workshop, which brought together more than 40 participants from ministries, regulatory bodies and operators of critical electricity and gas infrastructures across the Energy…
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Energy Charter reviews energy efficiency in Azerbaijan

19 September 2019
An Energy Charter group of experts conducted an in-depth energy efficiency review of Azerbaijan on 16–18 June 2019. The fact-finding mission provided an opportunity to discuss issues and challenges with stakeholders of the country’s energy sector and will provide the basis for the recommendations…

New EU4Energy video display page features inspiring stories of energy champions

16 September 2019
The EU4Energy communications project has launched a new video display page featuring stories from EU-funded energy projects across the Eastern Partnership region – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The page hosts video clips and photo stories of energy champions from the…
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Survey shows majority of Europeans agree that the EU should ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy

13 September 2019
According to a new Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission, 90% of Europeans agree that the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean and affordable energy for all Europeans – the main pillars of the EU’s energy union. In terms of EU energy policy, the…